Best Optics For Tavor X95 – Reviews w/FAQs


Best Optics For Tavor X95 – Reviews w/FAQs

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The IWI Tavor X95 is a bullpup assault rifle designed by Israel weapon industry. It’s a lightweight short to mid-range assault rifle. It was never meant to be used as a long-range weapon.

Now that know the gun we are working with, how about the sights? What sights should I pair up my Tavor X95 with? There are tons of sights available of the Tavor but not all of them are good enough. Let’s find out some of the good enough scopes for the Tavor X95.

How To Choose A Optics For Tavor X95

When you are buying a sight for a short-range assault rifle, you need to forget about the accuracy and long-range performance. They are not sniper rifle.

Build quality. The construction of the optic needs to be durable. It can be made out of MAO or aluminum, doesn’t matter. But it needs to be durable and waterproof. If the lens is fog proof, that’s even better.

Lens quality. As this a short-range rifle, most of the sights here will be red dot or similar. For that, the lens needs to be clear and shouldn’t be fingerprint magnet. Fingerprints on the lens can cause issues.

Warranty varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Most of them will provide a good warranty. But some of them will have pretty short warranty. Try to take something with a decent amount of warranty.

1. HOLOSUN HS510C Reflex Red Dot For Longer Barrels


HOLOSUN HS510C is a red dot sight for rifles. There are other models from HOLOSUN available for pistols. And the good thing is it’s compatible on our beloved Tavor X95.

The Lens

Lens on this optic is fully multi-coated. Both inside and out side of this sight is scratch and fingerprint resistant. It also prevents the red dot from auto fogging. Another cool feature that most red dot tends to forget about.

Huge Battery Life

The battery life on this one is insane. It will last over 50000 hours on a single battery. You don’t need to worry about carrying extra batteries at all.

Adjustable Brightness

You can adjust the brightness of the reticle to 12 levels. 12 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. Depending on the lighting condition, adjust the light by pressing the buttons on the sight. Using at high magnification always will consume battery.

HOLOSUN HS510C 2 MOA Dot Or A 65 MOA Ring Open Reflex Circle Dot Solar Power Holographic Red Dot Sight
  • Holosun HS510C open Reflex sight
  • 1x, 30mm diag, 2 MOA Red dot + 65
  • Moa ring reticle, matte black, Absolute co-witness mount

The Bad Stuff

The mounting system is a bit tricky. Tavor X95 can definitely use this sight, but will have a bit of trouble while installing it.

2. Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Reflex Sight With Spacer


Aimpoint Pro red dot is one of the most loved red dot made by Aimpoint. It’s a complete package that can make your Tavor X95 perform even better. There are tons of good features surrounding this optic. Here are some of the best features of Aimpoint Pro.

Battery Life

Aimpoint claims that you can use this sight for up to 3 years without replacing the battery. There is a battery included in the box. That’s a long battery life. No one knows what might happen in 3 years. You could change the sight and rifle altogether.

Sturdy And Durable

This optic was created to withstand harsh condition. A little bit of cold or rain won’t do shit to my Aimpoint.

Night Vision Compatible

This sight comes with adjustable illuminated red dot reticle. You can choose from 2 available night vision color mode as well. that’s super neat feature to have.

Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Reflex Sight with QRP2 Mount and Spacer - 2 MOA - 12841
  • Absolute co-witness with iron sights (with the supplied spacer installed)
  • Features 2 MOA red dot for accurate target engagement
  • Includes front and rear plastic flip cap lens covers

What We Didn’t Like

It can be pretty expensive for a red dot. But it’s as good as a red dot can get. If you take one of this, I don’t think you need to buy another sight for your Tavor X95.

3. EOTECH EXPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight


EOTECH EXPS3 is a holographic sight. Holographic sight have a different type of crosshair instead of one red dot. Holographic sights can be a bit faster that red dot sights as well.

What We Liked

It’s one of the few good holographic sight available in this price range. From the reticle to a decently well-built aluminum sight, it’s a good little package for your optics.


The reticle on this red dot is quite solid. It’s visible under direct sunlight as well. EOTECH even mocks other red dot sights in their marketing as well. With the night vision mode, you can watch the crosshair in the dark as well.

That’s a really good thing. Understanding the bullet drop and compensating for that with this sight is quite easy as well.

Easy To Detach And Adjust

EXPS3 has buttons and quick release switch on the side of the sight. Using those, you can change the adjustment on the fly and release the sight from the rail easily. You can also mount this sight on a 1” Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 rail.

Works Even With Shattered Glass

It is a surprising feature for sure. The sight won’t stop working even after being broken on one side. As long as there is enough glass left for the crosshair, the optic won’t stop working.

The Cons!

It’s not cheap by any means. Adjusting the windage and elevation also requires use of a tool. That’s not a bad thing per say. But it’s quite annoying.

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4. Leupold Carbine Optic (LCO) Red Dot Sight


Leupold LCO is a red dot sight from Leupold. We know how good their scopes are. It will give a rough idea about how decent their sights can be.

What We Liked About The LCO

It’s a small sight with good build quality. It sits on top of a 1” rail. The build quality is super durable and is quite sturdy. There is no anodization markings or issue around the sight either.

Twilight Light Management System

Even without a prism, this optic has Leupold’s twilight light management system. Thanks to that, the sight performs incredible under any lighting condition. The sight is also water and fog proof. The glass is coated with multiple layers for anti-scratch and other coatings.

Leupold Carbine Optic (LCO) Red Dot Sight
  • Model #119691 - Carbine Optic (LCO) Red Dot with 1.0 MOA Dot reticle and Matte finish
  • 100% Waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof.
  • 16 illumination intensity settings with off positions between each to allow quick return to a preferred brightness setting

More Expensive!

It’s not cheap. It’s far more expensive than most mid-range riflescopes. But riflescopes won’t be able to provide unlimited eye relief.

5. Meprolight Self-Powered Reflex Sight


Self-powered optics has been the hot topic for last couple of months. if you can fin ways to sustain power for the red dot using sunlight, you don’t need to worry about the battery life anymore.

No Batteries Involved

As the name suggests, this optic is self-powered and doesn’t use a battery to sustain power. That’s an excellent feature to have. As there is no battery involved in the sight, the weight of this sight is quite less as well.

Don’t worry it’s still illuminated. Just without a battery.

Available In 4 Different Configuration

Depending on what reticles you want to try out, you can choose from 5 available reticles. When it comes to Tavor optics, we are talking about top of the class here.

Keep That In Mind

The build quality is durable but not that sturdy. I was hoping it would have been more robust and sturdier with a different bit of coating all over.

6. Primary Arms SLx 2.5X32 Compact Prism Scope 


The first optic that isn’t 1x on our list today. All the red dots and ACOG/holographic sights have fixed 1x magnification. That is not a bad thing. For red dot sights, magnification shouldn’t be higher than 1x. Primary Arms SLX has 2.5x magnification fixed.

Good Thing About The Sight; Build Quality

Made from durable anodized aluminum. Primary Arms went for matte black finish with this one. My favorite color finishes son any scopes. It’s water, fog and shock proof. Inside of the sight is nitrogen purged. No moisture shall pass.

Illuminated Reticle

The reticle is fully illuminated and has 11 adjustable brightness levels. From none to high intensity. You will need a CR2032 battery to run this scope. Battery life of this sight is also quite insane.

Changeable Mounting System

You can change the picatinny rail mounting system with other carry handle-type mounts. No, there won’t be any balancing issues at all.

Primary Arms SLX 2.5x32 Compact Prism Scope - ACSS-CQB-M1
  • Fixed 2.5x magnification with ACSS CQB reticle for fast target acquisition in close quarters or medium range
  • Fully illuminated reticle with 11 brightness settings powered by a common CR2032 battery
  • Includes a removable thumb screw modular MIL-STD Picatinny base mount

Bad Thing About The Sight

The elevation knob on the top can be a bit tricky to use while looking through the sight. It’s better to remove the protection caps first to have easier access to the top side of the sight.

Best Scope Mount For Tavor X95

IWI Tavor X95 uses picatinny rails. Those rails supports almost any scope on existence. But there are some tricky scopes that won’t play right with the picatinny rail. The fix for that problem is quite easy. You just need to install a mounting bracket on top of the picatinny rail.

1. Burris Optics P.E.P.R. Riflescope Mount

To mount Burris or other riflescopes of same size, you could purchase this mounting bracket and use them with your X95. It’s made out of anodized aluminum. There is no chance of catching rust here.

You can choose from standard installation or quick detach installation. Both solid option. Go for the one that you think will suit your style.

2. Vortex Optics Sport Cantilever Riflescope Mount

Vortex has two different mounts under this same banner. One is with 2” offset and the other with 3” offset. This measurement dictates the offset of the scope from your eye.

It places the scope in a forward place. Increasing the eye relief and giving you more headroom to work with. Made from anodized aluminum, it’s a solid piece of metal. The weight is perfect.

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  • Metal Construction
  • Matte Black
  • Fits Real Steel & Airsoft Guns

Frequently ASKED Questions

Is The IWI Tavor X95 Any Good?

It’s a solid short to medium-range assault rifle. Beyond that, it’s so-so. Short-range performance of this gun is quite impressive. With a MOA reticle sight, you can expect to hit the bullseye on almost every single shots. You will need to get used to with the gun. Get a rhythm for it and find your grooving.

Is The Tavor X95 Full Auto?

Yes, you can select from full-auto or semi-auto modes. You can also add a suppressor on this beauty and spam the full auto mode on the range. It’s quite fun that way.

Is Red Dot Magnifier Necessary?

Red dot magnifier by no means is necessary. You can use a red dot sight without that. But if you wish to improve the magnification of a red dot sight, then you can opt for products like Leupold red dot magnifier or similar. That will improve your vision game for sure. But it will add a bit of extra weight as well.

Wrap Up!

We can talk about this beautiful gun all day. But we don’t have all day to talk about. With the minimum time I had, I tried my best to present you some of the best sights you can purchase for your Tavor X95. It’s an excellent rifle and deserves the very best.

Any of this sights here will make you a happy bunny and will improve your aim game by a large margin. Don’t hesitate to ask questions as it’s not possible to answer all the things in a review. Take care and stay well.

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